A new co-axial chronograph from Omega pays tribute to the origins of the now iconic Speedmaster collection. Speedy historians (can’t say that I am one), will surely appreciate design elements from the first ’57 Speedmaster model like the straight lugs and the flat bracelet, brought forward to today’s model which is combined with the latest in mechanical timekeeping i.e. a co-axial chronograph caliber 9300/9301 series with Si balance spring.
Perhaps (or perhaps not) borrowing a page from IWC, the column-wheel chronograph offers an intuitive reading of the chronograph hours/minute via two-hands on the 3 o’clock sub. There is also a central chronograph seconds hand, a small seconds hand on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock and a date window at the 6 o’clock.
Several variations will be offered.
Early looks bode well for Omega fans this year which is going to be facing a lot of headline competition from Rolex and the 50th anniversary of the Daytona.
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